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Pravin Gordhan admits Van Rooyen ‘a miscalculation’

After reflecting on the "many representations" made to him by business and banks, among others, President Zuma decided to "move on to a new scenario".

Business Report’s Pressly to appeal dismissal

Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly will appeal his dismissal by Independent Newspapers for seeking political office with the DA.

The home of critical, open debate

Chairperson of the Cape Town Press Club, Donwald Pressly, argues that press clubs are not about stifling debate.

Clen Carlou’s predilection for piquant foods

Now part of the Hess Family Estates, Glen Carlou houses a small part of Donald Hess's private art collection.

Sexwale: Africa needs to find its own way

Africa will have to find its own way and develop its own growth agenda, which will not be either the Indian or Chinese way of forging economic development, Mvelaphanda Holdings executive chairperson Tokyo Sexwale argued on Wednesday at a World Economic Forum media briefing at the start of the forum conversation on Africa.

Zille: Compensate public servants for quality of work

South Africa should be compensating public servants for the quality of the work they do rather than granting an across-the-board increase -- as demanded by striking trade unionists -- official opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille argued on Friday.

Moves afoot to govern use of energy appliances

The Department of Minerals and Energy is working on regulations to govern "the norms and standards" of energy appliances so as to reduce the use of energy, Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of her budget vote, the minister acknowledged that people would be obligated "to be energy efficient".

Minister: Lotto announcement likely on Thursday

South African Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa says he expects to make an announcement on the National Lottery on Thursday. At a media briefing at Parliament on Wednesday, he said he was awaiting a report from the National Lotteries Board on the matter.

Underspending municipalities’ funds slashed

The National Treasury has gazetted the details of municipalities whose 2006/07 municipal infrastructure grant allocations have been stopped -- because of non-compliance with the 2006 Division of Revenue Act. It amounts to R503-million. The main reason for the funds being stopped is "significant under-expenditure".

Sandra Botha to lead DA in Parliament

Sandra Botha has beaten her rival, former National Party minister Tertius Delport, for the post of leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Finance spokesperson Ian Davidson was elected unopposed for chief whip after KwaZulu-Natal leader Mike Ellis withdrew from the contest.

Minister welcomes Sasol’s interest in reactor

Interest shown by synthetic-fuel firm Sasol in the pebble-bed modular reactor is evidence of private-sector interest in nuclear power, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin argued on Tuesday. He was speaking in his policy debate in the National Council of Provinces.

Rise of the disciplinary university

Academic freedom cannot be taken for granted any longer, writes <b>Jane Duncan</b>.

Zille not surprised by rejection of APRM report

The rejection of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report by South Africa has come as no surprise as it is consistent with the government's "depressing habit" of shooting the bearer of bad news, says official opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille.

State company could cut broadband prices sharply

MPs serving on the National Assembly public enterprises portfolio committee have been told that the establishment of a new state-owned company, Infraco, would allow for massively reduced costs of access to broadband in future. If the Infraco model were adopted, it could cut prices immediately by 65%.

Minister dismisses changes to labour laws

The legislative framework underpinning South Africa's labour market "is sound" and shall not be altered, South African Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana said on Tuesday. He was speaking in his budget vote in an extended public committee in the National Assembly.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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